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 Mt. Penn Mudfest


Saturday, April 22, 2017  – 10:00 am

Registration Information will be posted when it is available.
After 21 years of muddy/rocky fun we have had to make some changes, again, in order to ensure your entertainment is our primary concern. We will now hold this race on the 4th Saturday of April in a previously enjoyed venue from years past. Egleman’s Park is one of Readings hidden starting points for access to trails recently awarded international status from the cycling world. Keeping things local is first and foremost for us, local food truck for yummy delights and a local brewer who’s all about keeping sports and Reading on the map. NEW COURSE… a little road, a little mud, some nice double track and then a whole bunch of Mt Penn’s infamous ROCKS. 
The Course:
If you have never run the Mudfest, be prepared for a moderately technical trail race that will test your abilities on all kinds of terrain. We have some mud, a few rocks (maybe more than a few), some decent climbs and drops.  Basically a “lollipop” style course that will start you with a 3.1 mile climb up the stick that brings you to the first water-stop. A 3.1 mile loop will bring you up near Readings famous Pagoda and the Mt Penn Fire-Tower and then drop you back to the water-stop where you will then repeat the “stick” portion and race back to the finish. 
Registration/Packet Pickup:
Registration/Packet Pickup: Race starts at 10 A.M. at Egelman’s Park Reading, PA 19606). All packet pickup occurs that morning. Pickup opens at 8:30 A.M.
Fee:  $40 if entered by midnight, 3/9/16, or when we hit 400 entries; whichever happens first. "Pagoda Pacer Special" is $25.  Entry fee refunded (but not service charge) if canceling by 4/4/16, no refund after that. No substitutions allowed. Requests for Substitutions or for refunds after above cutoffs will be ignored. No “carry overs” to following year.
Your Goodies:  An awesome Tee is in the works, all finishers will get a finishers award. The usual post-race goodies will also be available for the runners (oranges, bananas, bagels….) 2  water stops, medical help on site, nearby parking.  Results will be posted on about 24-48 hrs later. Race is “on” in any kind of weather.  Awards will not be mailed so please stick around and enjoy the park.
Donations:  We will be accepting donations to the Berks County Conservancy during your online registration as well as before and after the race. Please help support the lands that we love to run in.

Parking:  simply put, parking is limited, (one of the reasons we lowered the number of entrants). Don’t worry though you’ll never be more than a good 2 iron away.

Friends & Family: WATCHING YOUR RUNNER-- Given the new course and that this is a trail race there are ‘limited opportunities’ to view your runner beyond the start and finish but we will have maps of the race available.
Directions: FROM PHILLY: DO NOT USE ANY DIRECTIONS THAT INCLUDE THE TURNPIKE, won’t work with these directions: Go to King of Prussia, take 202 S & pick up Rt 422 W from the onramp toward Pottstown; take it past Pottstown to Reading . After you pass the Reading Country Club on your right, you will see Target and Giant on your right side, bear right onto Bus Rt. 422W (Mt Penn). **From the next light (M&T bank on your left) go approx 2 miles to a Y, continue to the right and in less than ½ mile, turn right onto Glen Rd just before start of bridge. At the end of Glen Rd, go left onto Hill Rd. Continue on Hill road for ½ mile and Egleman’s Park is on your right. Our friendly staff will show you where to park.
FROM LANCASTER: Take Rt. 222 N. to Reading, **After passing Mall on left, bear right onto Rt. 422 East toward Pottstown (is also Rt. 222S). Stay on Rt. 422E past Lancaster Ave exit and Rt. 176 South exit until the Mt Penn Exit. Take the exit, go left at the top of ramp. Go to the 3rd light, take left onto Bus Rt. 422W and follow Philly instructs above after the **.
FROM ALLENTOWN: Bus. Rt. 222 S toward Reading (DON’T take new Reading bypass) Go 2 miles thru shopping areas. 200 yards past Pizza Hut & a Loews, go left onto Rt 12 (old Rdg Bypass). Take 2nd exit; Spring Valley Rd. Go right at end of exit. Take 2nd left up McKnights Gap Rd. Go straight thru stop sign at top to next stop sign 25 yds ahead. Take left and then an immediate hard right up Skyline Dr. Take 1st left onto List Rd. At next intersect (List & Angora), Turn right onto Angora.  Follow Angora for 1.1 miles and turn Left onto Hill Rd., Egleman’s Park will be on your left.
FROM LEBANON OR COAL REGION: Leb: Take 422 east and follow Lancaster directions above after ** Coal Region: take Rt 61S or Rt 183S to Rt 222S, take RT 222S to 422E, follow Lancaster directions above after **. 
Questions? Contact Erik Leeds at or at 610-488-8475
Co-Directors are: Beth Auman, Jeff Merritt and Ken Seale
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